The Community Project


Mayfield Gardening Symposium 2025

April 5, 2025
Mayfield Park
3505 West 35th Street 
(Next to Laguna Gloria)
Austin, Texas

The Community Project

Our purpose at Mayfield

We’re a volunteer group dedicated to restoring and improving Mayfield Park.

Sponsored by Friends of the Parks of Austin, MPCP is a non-profit corporation restoring Mayfield Cottage and Gardens to the height of its development in the 1920’s-1950’s.

Funds have been raised through grants, foundations, and individuals since 1986. Working from a preservation master plan, restoration phases are proceeding as funds become available. The park is under the supervision of the Austin Parks and Recreation Department.

About Mayfield

Far from a playground, Mayfield Park’s listing on the National Register of Historic Places underscores its value as a unique and delicate oasis. Located in west Austin, Texas, the park features a historic 1870s cottage, gardens, free-roaming peafowl, and a 23-acre nature preserve.

Location: 3505 W 35th St, Austin TX 78703
Hours: Open on a daily basis. Closed 10pm -5am

Please, no pets or companion or emotional support animals. The Mayfield Preserve, as a nature sanctuary, along with the cottage and garden area, is home to a large and free-ranging flock of peafowl. This is their home, and pets, especially dogs, whether on leash or not, are seen as predators. As specifically defined, service animals under ADA guidelines are the exception.


Mayfield Park has become an extremely popular place for photography. PARD has policy for commercial and professional photographers.

Visit the City of Austin PARD Parks Special Events Page for photography policy at Mayfield Park.

The History

Mayfield Park, known for its free-roaming peacocks, is a historic cottage, gardens, and nature preserve in west Austin, Texas on a bluff overlooking Lake Austin. The Mayfield–Gutsch Estate is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.


Interested in helping the maintain Mayfield Park?

MP-CP is sponsored by Friends of the Parks of Austin, a 501(c)(3) corporation. Donations to Mayfield Park are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law and can be mailed to:
Mayfield Park-Community Project

PO Box 5721

Austin, Texas 78763

Capital Project Donations can also be made through the Austin Community Foundation. Two Mayfield Park funds are available, a Mayfield Park Community Projects Fund and a Mayfield Park Cottage and Gardens Endowment Fund.